Tackle Your Garden Cleanup Streamline your round of gardening chores by sorting debris as you go. Throw biodegradable waste into a wheelbarrow, ready to dump on the compost heap when you're finished. Keep other yard trash -- labels, broken pots, and rocks, for example -- separate in a bucket hung over the barrow's edge with a large S hook.
Grow food close to living spaces to make it easy to water and tend and pick your food garden. Be generous with Black Gold Soil Builder and add Earthworm Castings Blend to boost microbes and micro-nutrients too.
Restoring Garden Tools. the handles of your favorite wood-handled garden tools suffer from overexposure to weather and soil. To renew splintery, dry, or cracked wood, sand the handles with medium sandpaper; wipe clean. With a rag or disposable brush, coat wood with a mix of equal parts linseed oil and turpentine. Let dry overnight; then buff the handle with fine steel wool to remove excess oil. To reclaim very worn wood, brush and buff a second time.
Invisible Trellis Vines appear to defy gravity, let your wall show through. Eyehooks screwed into siding or walls and networks of medium-gauge wire hold delicate vines. (Heavier climbers, such as roses, will need heavy-gauge wire.) Design a grid by placing eyehooks 12 to 16 inches apart and running wire through them. Or you can follow one of our designs, placing eyehooks at intersections. Support wires across a large expanse with hooks every 2 feet. To install